Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sing it again, Pete...

I couldn't believe it when I saw the notice on my FB wall, Pete Seeger had died. I don't know why I somehow thought that he would live forever. His obituary in the NY Times is a wonderful tribute, to a man for all reasons. Anyone who has ever sung, "Good-Night Irene," "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" or "We Shall Overcome," knows the power of Pete's music.

Pete Seeger used music to change the world. He used it to power the labour movement in the 30s & 40s, the civil rights movement in the 50s & 60s, the anti-war movement in the late 60s and early 70s and finally the environmental movement from the 70s until his death at 94 yesterday.

He was a man of a few words and a million songs, who encouraged people to sing and build communities through music. Here are some of my favourites.

Good bye, Pete. You will be sorely missed.

Have a day of music!!

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